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Cedar County will be lifting the burn ban effective 04/18/2023 at 8:00am.
MCM Consulting Group, Inc. (MCM) will be presenting the results of their study regarding Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Cedar County on April 18, 2023. There will be two presentations conducted on Tuesday, April 18, 2023. The first presentation will occur at 9:00am during the regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors Meeting, and the second presentation will take place at 6:30pm, in the Large Meeting Room in the basement of the Courthouse. The strategic plan presented by MCM will be a proposed solution for the future of EMS in Cedar County. After the presentation of the plan, MCM will be available to answer questions. An opportunity will be provided for feedback on the plan, and responses from both the public and emergency personnel are welcome.
On November 23, 2021, a Resolution was passed by the Cedar County Board of Supervisors to declare EMS in Cedar County as an essential service. An initial resolution was necessary to enter the planning phase of how the EMS would be able to meet the needs for the essential service requirement. MCM was then commissioned on August 30, 2022, by the Cedar County Board of Supervisors, to conduct a county-wide study regarding both current EMS services and to suggest a plan for the future of EMS in the county. MCM was selected based on similar studies they have completed in other areas of the country.
Once the plan is presented, it is anticipated there will be additional discussion regarding the potential plan to decide upon the best EMS solution for all residents of Cedar County. After the plan is formed and finalized, it will be brought to a vote of all Cedar County residents. The proposed plan would require a majority approval to pass.
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The official posting location for the Cedar County Emergency Management Commission and the Cedar County Joint 911 Service Board will be as follows: the Emergency Management Agency Administrative Offices (1410 Cedar Street, Tipton, IA); the Cedar County Courthouse (400 Cedar Street, Tipton, IA); or the Cedar County EMA website, ema.cedar-county.org. Agendas for all meetings will be posted at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting start time.
Emergency management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. This is coordinated effort, involving not only local, state, and federal governmental agencies, but also volunteer organizations and private sector businesses. Within an integrated framework, all of these groups work together to assist citizens and their communities to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and eliminate or reduce the effects of natural, man-made, civil, and technological emergencies and disasters.
From natural disasters to acts of terror, we are aware of the all too frequent events that impact our lives, our communities, and even countries halfway around the world. No single agency has the capacity, skills and resources, with which to address these disasters successfully. Disasters demand a combined and coordinated approach, linking the expertise and resources of the emergency management community and local authorities with a variety of other organizations. You can help by being prepared.
To many, responding to disasters and emergencies does not come naturally. Cedar County response efforts have been developed through the use of thorough and informed planning, training, exercises, and unfortunately, experience of responding to past disasters. Emergency management is more than just responding to an event; it is a continuous circle of planning, testing, evaluating and mitigating. Learn more about the Emergency Management Planning Cycle and the events that have occurred in Cedar County.
Training is essential to our mission. Local responders can check this link for information regarding upcoming course descriptions
From river gauges to radar, from traffic cameras to winter weather information, these links are some of the tools we use to help prepare Cedar County.
Cedar County Emergency Management
400 Cedar Street
Tipton, IA 52772
1410 Cedar Street, Tipton, Iowa 52772, United States
Or call for an appointment... (563) 886-3355
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Last updated: 04/12/2023